Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
July 22, 2009.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Paul Walker (China) and Irene Gorelik (Vietnam), AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Start Printed Page 36165Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-0413 and (202) 482-6905, respectively.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On March 9, 2009, the Department of Commerce (“Department”) published notices for the preliminary results of the administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the People's Republic of China (“PRC”) and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (“Vietnam”), covering the period February 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008. See Third Administrative Review of Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 10026 (March 9, 2009); and Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results, Preliminary Partial Rescission and Request for Revocation, in Part, of the Third Administrative Review, 74 FR 10009 (March 9, 2009). On June 4, 2009, the Department published a notice extending the deadline for the final results of certain frozen warmwater shrimp from PRC and Vietnam. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the People's Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of the Third Administrative Reviews, 74 FR 26839 (June 4, 2009). The final results for these administrative reviews are currently due no later than July 28, 2009.
Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results
Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“Act”), requires that the Department issue the final results of an administrative review within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. If it is not practicable to complete the review within that time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the deadline for the final results to a maximum of 180 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. On June 4, 2009, the Department extended the deadline of the final results by 21 days. Thus, the Department may extend the deadline of the final results by an additional 39 days. With respect to shrimp from Vietnam, the Department requires additional time to properly consider the numerous and complex issues raised by interested parties in their case briefs and rebuttal briefs in addition to considering arguments from the public hearing held on June 4, 2009 and the separate-rate status for numerous non-mandatory companies. With respect to shrimp from the PRC, the Department requires additional time to consider the numerous and complex issues raised in case briefs and rebuttal briefs from multiple interested parties, including surrogate country selection and surrogate values for several factors of production.
Thus, it is not practicable to complete these reviews within the extended time limit of 21 days. Therefore, the Department is again extending the time limit for completion of the final results of these reviews by 31 days, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. The final results are now due no later than August 28, 2009.
We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and
777(i)(1) of the Act.Start Signature
Dated: July 14, 2009.
John M. Andersen,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.
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